I haven't been home in over a year, so when my buddy told me he was flying there for a couple of weeks I decided to go to. Man, I love being back in Hawaii. With the warm weather, warm water, awesome surf, beautiful beaches... I can't wait to move back there. I'm looking forward to some island sailing. Since my buddy had never been before, we met up with a couple of friends and went island-hopping. Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii, and back. Surfer, bodysurfed, hiked, and drank rum drinks all over the place. The best part was since our mutual friend Kelly wouldn't let anyone else drive the rental car, I could have a Mai Tai (or four) whenever I wanted! Speaking of rum, one of the highlights was visiting the Koloa distillery on Kauai. They make some excellent rums there and do a pretty cool tour. I even brought some home, along with an oak barrel to age some myself.